Joseph Lawrence Fridley

June 22, 1931April 12, 2018

Joseph L Fridley, 86, of Fountain, Colorado, passed away April 12, 2018. He was born in Clifton Forge, Virginia on June 22, 1931. He was married to Mary O. Lujan - Fridley on May 5, 1962. Mary preceded him in death. Joseph served in the United States Army for 21 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and VFW, and had a passion for his faith. Joseph is survived by his son Matt Fridley, his grandchild Jenny Bedel, his brother Bernard Fridley, and sister-in-law Janet Fridely. He was preceded in death by his daughter Patricia Fridley-Bedel. A graveside service will be held Thursday April 19, 2018 at 10am at Evergreen Cemetery. To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website at


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Rosary Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, April 19, 2018

Joseph Lawrence Fridley

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John and Mary Whitney

April 18, 2018

I served with the Chief in Vietnam 1967-1968, he was always there for us. It was great to see him at the reunions and will certainly be missed by many.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Matt and all his family.

Thank you Chief.
John and Mary

Doris Brownell

April 18, 2018

I’m so sorry to hear about Joe. I met Joe in Seattle in 2012 at the Charlie Battery reunion. I knew right away he had a deep love for his brothers of Charlie Battery. Through the last few years I have gotten to know a man of great character with a zest for life that was witty and fun to be around He had a love beyond measures for his family and if you were Joe’s friends you knew you had a great bond of comradery with him. He loved the men he served with. Go rest high on that mountain Joe. We will see you again.

Linda Palermo

April 17, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Joe. He had a special place in my heart. Enjoyed conversations with him and surprising him with a bit of a birthday party and some "jokester" gifts at a Reunion a number of years ago (2011). In fact, as I recall, I don't believe Joe even got to taste the cake. Joe had a great laugh. Miss you, Joe

Linda (Ray) Palermo

Andrew Artemchuk

April 17, 2018

I met Joe when I was drafted into the army as a kid, 1966-1968 (Fort Hood and Vietnam) and in my time knowing Joe you couldn’t find a better leader of men. I went from a kid to a man.
Thanks Joe!
You will be missed at our reunions.
Olive and I send our condolences to Matt and the family.

Frank Lavallee

April 16, 2018

I served with Joe in Charlie Battery between April 1967 and February 1968 at Fort Hood, Texas and in Vietnam.
I never got to know him real well during that time, but I got to meet him again and get to know him better during the April 2014 reunion in Charleston, South Carolina.
My sincere sympathy goes out to his family.

Tom (Mac) McKinley

April 16, 2018

I am so sorry that Joe has passed. I was looking ,so, to see him at the Charlie Battery Reunion. I served with Joe in the Army for about 2 years.

Matt, it was sure a pleasure to meet you with your Father... You have a wonderful wonderful Father.

My Prayers are for you and your family. Now we can wait to join to meet up to with Joe in Heaven.

God's Blessing to you all.

Tom (Mac) McKinley

Donald Sylvester

April 16, 2018

Prayers and support to Matt and the other family members. Joe was a very special person. I had the honor of serving with Joe in 1967-68 in Vietnam and I held him in the highest respect as he was proud or his country and his service to his country. Have always enjoyed talking with him over the past years and seeing him annually at our reunions.
He will be greatly missed by many but especially by his family and the boys of Charlie Battery.